Having launched the Leica Q compact camera a few years back, the German camera manufacturer felt it was time to release a new model and has officially launched it in Malaysia. If you’re looking for a compact camera with an insane pixel count, hold on to your hats because this might be it.

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Back (excuse the reflection!)

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The Leica Q2, like its predecessor, is a compact camera sporting a full-frame sensor and one of Leica’s Summilux prime lens – specifically the one with 28mm focal length and f/1.7 aperture. While it may not exactly be pocket-friendly, the Leica Q2 can fit into a small messenger bag and hang around your neck (with the included strap) without feeling too heavy. Its understated design has a simple elegance to it, combining a stainless steel body with IP57 rating to conquer light rain showers and come out unscathed. Also, it’s a very user-friendly camera, with all the buttons you’d need spaced-out evenly at the back.

A whopping 47.3-megapixels

Of course, the Q2 is more than just a camera with a good design. Its 47.3-megapixel sensor alone is a mindboggling feature, allowing you to capture highly detailed stills via manual cropping, even without the option of optical zoom. You’ll also get 4K video recording capability, ISO sensitivity of up to 50,000, macro shooting mode, a 3.68-megapixel OLED display, and more.

In terms of performance, we were informed that this camera retains that incredibly fast autofocus speed of less than 0.15-second. It will also be compatible with the Leica FOTOS App for convenient image transfers via WiFi.

The Leica Q2 is available starting this month and will be available in Leica Stores and selected Leica dealers for RM22,350.

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